Rapid testing will be the key to allowing theatres to reopen, prime minister Boris Johnson has suggested. During a Downing Street briefing on February 15, Johnson said lateral flow testing would be the route the government looks at to getting theatres and other entertainment venues reopened.
Racoo are ready to assist venues and producers with testing capability for all of their patrons.
Racoo Screening has over 20 years’ experience in workplace drug testing and since the start of the pandemic have rapidly expanded their COVID testing capabilities with sites across the UK in Swindon, Newcastle, Bristol and Dover currently.
Racoo has also been working a lot many companies across the UK to do in-house testing for employees. This model is very easily transferred with our highly trained and very friendly sample collection officers to test members of the public on mass prior to entering an entertainment venue.
Whilst Johnson Stressed it was: “Early Days” Racoo Is ready and prepared for the roll out of mass testing.
Racoo is UKAS accredited, has thorough risk assessments and operating procedure documentation as well crucial insurance to cover any kind of testing on the general public. We also have a direct supply links to the key manufacturers of the testing kits for a truly reliable supply chain that is available on mass on a very short turnaround.
Right now we do not know when or if this may happen – but we are hopeful. When mass testing does become a requirement Racoo is ready to discuss the unique needs of even the largest of venues.
The Racoo Covid Team would be happy to aid producers and venues managers with any any pre-emptive planning.